Jasprit Bumrah’s ‘no-ball’ wicket of Upul Tharanga may be the stroke of luck Sri Lanka needed after a dismal 2017 against India. Sri Lanka skittled out the famed Indian batting for 112 runs on a seaming wicket at Dharamsala. None of the Indian top five managed to get into double figures, with debutante Shreyas Iyer top scoring among the top five with 9 runs.
MS Dhoni saved India the blushes from getting their lowest score, he top-scored for India with 65 runs. MS Dhoni was also the last wicket to fall. Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik scored ducks. Suranga Lakmal was the pick of the Lankan bowlers, he finished with figures of 13 for 4 from his 10 overs.
India started bowling and picked up a couple of early wickets of Gunathilaka (1) and Thirimanne (0). Bumrah got the former and Bhuvneshwar got the latter.
— Akash Patel (@akash_0912) December 10, 2017
The episode that we are talking about is when Bumrah got Upul Tharanga’s edge and Dinesh Karthik completed a catch, only to later realise it was a no-ball. Replays showed no part of the foot was behind the line on his first landing at the crease. It could have been 3 wickets down then and game on. But that was not to be. But was that the game-changing moment for Sri Lanka?
T20 Semi-Final, CT Final and Today. BC kab sudhrega?
— Mr. Furious (@LeagueofLeg25) December 10, 2017
OXFORD Should replace word “No-Ball” with “JASPRIT BUMRAH”______#INDvsSL
— Ravinaa (@RaveeenaAgg) December 10, 2017
Jasprit Bumrah has bowled 15 no balls in his ODI career, the most by bowler since his debut. Next: 12 by Peter Chase of Ireland. #IndvSL
— Zaheer Abbas Mohal (@ZAM_Sports) December 10, 2017
Bro agar koi mereko bolega jaa ke chill maar, maze kar…
Toh mai jaake no ball dal dega.
– Jasprit Bumrah
— Kishan Singh (@kishan00747) December 10, 2017
Itne bade bade hote a Jasprit bumrah ke no balls pic.twitter.com/rBJXj8lOii
— Naam Me Kya Raka Hai (@FogChalRahaHai) December 10, 2017
Indian fans reaction when jasprit bumrah bowls a no ball and take wicket pic.twitter.com/c4dhLG9Vsk
— abdullahkunda__ (@abdullahkunda) December 10, 2017
— Naeem Sarguroh (@naeemsarguroh) December 10, 2017
— Niraj Paliwal (@niraj_paliwal) December 10, 2017
Every Indian when Jasprit Bumrah throws a No ball pic.twitter.com/HPP8wkx2Xd
— Sparsh Sangal (@sparshsangal) December 10, 2017
Sir jasprit bumrah
Plz plz plz plz try, to dont do No – Balls…
— @suyogkumaar… (@suyogkumaar) December 10, 2017
“The Art Of No Ball-ing” – Jasprit Bumrah
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 10, 2017
OXFORD Should replace word “No-Ball” with “JASPRIT BUMRAH”
— Deepak Sharma (@Imdeepak_s) December 10, 2017
Meanwhile, there is bad news for Bumrah on the personal front as his grandfather has died.